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Pitbull and Jessica Alba Will Participate Democratic National Convention Closing Festivities
It looks like two of the hottest Latino stars have been booked to headline a party that will end the Democratic National Convention festivities in high style. Priorities USA Action, Majority PAC and House Majority Pac will throw the party (called Super-O-Rama) following President Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 6. Film actress Jessica Alba will host the event alongside hubby Cash Warren. Global superstar Pitbull will perform as the event’s musical entertainment alongside pop group Scissor Sisters.
William Levy Joins “No Texting While Driving” Campaign
Cuban actor and “Dancing With The Stars” contestant William is bringing awareness about the dangers of texting while driving and urging fans to sign a “No Text on Board” pledge via AT & T. According to the U.S Department of Transportation, an estimated 3,000 people were killed in 2010 over distracted driving cases. Levy alerted his fans about the campaign, sending out a Tweet last week from home which stated: “It’s not cool to text & drive.”
Zoe Saldana will star as songstress Nina Simone in new biopic
Actress Zoe Saldana is set to play songstress Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic “Nina.” Mary J. Blige was initially scheduled to portray Simone but moved on because of funding issues. Nina will be directed by Cynthia Mort and will concentrate on Simone’s relationship with her nurse and manager, Clifton Henderson, who will be played by English actor David Oyelowo. The film will start production in Los Angeles on October 16th. Already the film has been met with controversy from Simone fans online, claiming that Saldana doesn’t look anything like the famous African American singer. Simone’s daughter, Simone has also added her thoughts, “When the announcement initially hit the press with MJ Blige cast as Nina (about 6 yrs ago) I heard it along with everyone else. The story was written as a love story between my mother and her former nurse, Clifton Henderson and primarily takes place during the last 8 years of her life. Please note, this project is unauthorized. The Nina Simone Estate was never asked permission nor invited to participate.”